Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago ivf

Photos of abnormal eggs from our IVF lab

Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago

Oocyte with fragmented polar body
Egg picture showing a severely fragmented polar body at 10 to 1 o'clock

Chromosomally abnormal egg picture
An egg with many pronuclei (hard to see here) and severe fragmentation
This is rare and consistent with a chromosomal abnormality

Abnormal human egg with vacuoles
An egg with numerous vacuoles (look like moon craters)
Another rare finding - cause unknown
This woman was in her 20's - all of her eggs had this appearance

Giant human egg photo
This shows a normal size human egg (top right) and a "giant egg"
Less than 1% of human eggs are larger than the normal size. They are called giant eggs.
The diameter of a giant egg is increased by 30% over the normal egg measurement
These unfertilized eggs are all believed to be diploid (doubled number of chromosomes)
Because of the chromosomal abnormality, if giant eggs fertilize they should not be transferred back to the uterus

IVF egg without zona pellucida
This egg has no zona pellucida (shell) around it
Egg is on the lower left, cumulus cells from the ovary are stuck to it on the right
This woman's eggs had other unusual abnormalities as well

More Egg Images
Pictures of low quality & high quality eggs
Pictures of immature IVF eggs
Degenerative IVF egg pictures
Eggs at the egg retrieval procedure
Embryo Images
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In Vitro Fertilization

4920 N. Central Ave
Suite 2C

Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: (773) 794-1818
Fax: (773) 794-1819

30 Tower Court
Suite F
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: (847) 662-1818
Fax: (847) 662-3001

820 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rte 176)
Suite 118
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: (815) 356-1818
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Our experience was amazing with Dr. Cantanucci and all of the nurses (especially Ashley). After ttc for 4 years and at 41 years of age, we became pregnant after 1 round of IVF, and had our beautiful boy this past October. Can't thank them enough!


2/7/15 our son was born all thanks to the assistance of Dr. Sherbahn and his staff. Everyone was so helpful and here for all our questions, worries, etc. They want this for you just as much as you want this for you! Handled with pure professionalism and care from the very start! Thank you advanced fertility!